Tag Archives: environment

Kitchen Garden Day

Plants and seeds are going into the ground — the main spring event in a kitchen garden. Harvest is ramping up with d’Avignon radishes, spinach, cilantro and chives heading to the kitchen. I planned cilantro for my gardener’s lunch, and … Continue reading

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Farmers Talk Land Use

The room was packed for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors public hearing on the County’s comprehensive plan. Current and would-be farmers were present and spoke about their profession. The hearing took two and a half hours. Supervisors have been … Continue reading

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Bringing Food Home

A relationship with food in American society is complicated. Some don’t have enough. Others are awash in calories. We each have a human need for nourishment and the ways we go about meeting it are as different as the families … Continue reading

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Earth Day Weekend 2018

Earth Day is and will always be about this photo taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts on the first manned mission to the moon. “The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there … Continue reading

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Letter to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Dear Lisa, Mike, Kurt, Janelle and Rod, It’s funny how when one gets all the information the picture looks different. Since I complained about the purchase of Dick Schwab and Katherine Burford’s property using conservation bond money after partial information … Continue reading

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Letter to the Solon Economist

Someone broke the law to leak information about the county’s potential purchase of property with conservation bond money. In a closed session of the full board of supervisors, with five staff members present, one or more of them broke the … Continue reading

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Letter to the Johnson County Supervisors

Dear Lisa, Mike, Kurt, Janelle and Rod, Your vote on the acquisition of Dick Schwab’s property will make it easy for me to determine for whom to vote in this year’s June primary and who to support going forward. I … Continue reading

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